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From Jason Smith <>
Subject Re: Unique instance IDs?
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:12:42 GMT
I think my point is, if URLs don't work, nothing will. There's no free lunch.

But if an optimization surfaces, I will happily stand corrected.

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 5:52 AM, Joan Touzet <> wrote:
> -1 on using URI/URLs, for the simple fact that mobile and desktop
> devices often don't have a stable hostname and/or IP address. This is a
> huge area where CouchDB is used, increasingly so, and attempting to tie
> a DB UUID to something inherently variable on the platform is doomed to
> fail.
> Renaming my PC or phone, getting a new DHCP address, connecting to a
> different network or changing the MAC address of my NIC should not
> invalidate my DBs, their "UUIDs", or cause unreasonable problems for
> replication.
> -Joan

Iris Couch

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